Incident Summary:

01/26/2008: Unknown perpetrators attacked Lusignan Village in Guyana with assault rifles killing eleven people and injuring three others.

GTD ID:
200801260001

When:
2008-01-26

Country:
Guyana

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Demerara-Mahaica

City:
Lusignan

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Lusignan village
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Guyana
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information Authorities blamed attack on a gang headed by Rondell Rawlins, who is the country's most wanted fugitive.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
Bert Wilkinson, “Guyana security forces deployed after gunmen kill 11,” The Associated Press, January 27, 2008.
Denis Scott Chabrol, “Gunmen slaughter 11 villagers in Guyana,” Agence France Presse – English, January 26, 2008.
Bert Wilkinson, “Gunmen in Guyana kill 11 in coastal village in worst mass-killing in 30 years,” The Associated Press, January 26, 2008.